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Like Light for Flies Paperback – June 5, 2013
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''In this gripping horror collection, Thomas (Ash Street) slices open the underbelly of human nature with surgical precision to offer an unforgettable glimpse at the horrors just inside. Though sometimes the protagonists' homosexuality is almost incidental, many of the stories are driven by the unhappy places in gay culture and the terrible effects of bigotry.'' --Publishers Weekly starred review
About the Author
Lee Thomas is an award-winning American author of horror fiction. He is best known for his novels The Dust of Wonderland and The German, both of which have won the Lambda Literary Award for SF/Fantasy/Horror. In addition to numerous magazines, his short fiction has appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines both in print and in digital formats. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his novel Stained. Lee currently lives in Austin, TX.
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Top Customer Reviews
Favorite stories in this anthology are hard to pick. Most involve the paranormal, but I think my favorite is Fine in the Fire about a family torn apart by the secrets of their oldest son. Landfall is another favorite and could easily be made into one heck of a horror movie!
I've read Lee Thomas before, particularly The German, and he truly knows how to spin a yarn. I'm not really into anthologies, but each of these stories are so intense that I don't think I could bear an entire book of just one of them.
Please give this book a try if you're a fan of the genre. You certainly won't be disappointed.
While all of the stories are fantastic, I do have my favorites:
The House by the Park -- I found this story captivating and heartbreaking. It had that 80's Italian horror film feel to it but with much more likable characters.
Fine in the Fire -- This story absolutely terrified me.
The Dodd Contrivance -- Like old school Burroughs meets Lovecraft but with more finesse and a damned fine payoff
I highly recommend reading this book.